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Thomas J. Leach

Thomas J. Leach
Title: Professor of Law, Director, Advocacy Certificate Program
Education: B.A., Cornell University, M.A.T., Wesleyan University, J.D., University of Pennsylvania

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Faculty Scholarship

Scholarship is a core priority for the Pacific McGeorge faculty. Among their scholarly pursuits, Pacific McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences, author books for the legal profession, students, and the general public, and produce scholarship for top journals around the country and the world.

Recent Publications

  • Omar Dajani's report, Omar Dajani and Hiba Husseini, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, Past the Point of No Return? A Rights-Based Framework for International Engagement in Israel/Palestine (2014), is available online.
  • Leslie Gielow Jacobs' article, Compelled Commercial Speech as Compelled Consent Speech, 29 J.L. & Pol. 517 (2014), has been published.
  • Brian Landsberg's article, Enforcing Desegregation: A Case Study of Federal District Court Power and Social Change in Macon County Alabama, 48 Law &Soc'y Rev 867, has been published. The article demonstrates that a federal district court brought about significant social change despite constraints on the courts, playing a decisive role in ending the racial caste system in this Alabama Black Belt county.
  • Michael Malloy's third 2014 Supplement to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) has been published by Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business.
  • Courtney Lee's article, "Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education," has been accepted for publication in the Duquesne Law Review. (Forthcoming)
  • Rachael Salcido's article, "Rationing Environmental Law in a Time of Climate Change," has been accepted for publication by the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. (Forthcoming)
  • Michael Vitiello's article, "Limiting Access to US Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law," has been accepted for publication in the UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. (Forthcoming)

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Works in Progress Academic Year 2014-2015

  • Mike Vitiello
    Limiting Access to US Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law
    Sept. 2, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: Kojo Yelpaala
  • Francis J. Mootz III
    Protecting Victims from Liability Insurance Companies that Add Gratuitous Insult to Grievous Injury
    Oct. 28, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: Julie Davies
  • Emily Garcia Uhrig
    The Evolving Equitable Right to Counsel in Habeas Corpus
    Jan. 27, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
    Commentator: John Sims

Distinguished Speaker Series

From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the weekly on-campus events hosted through the Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.

2014-2015

Stephan Kirste"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"
Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"
Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Arsene Balihuta"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"
Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

Sahar Francis"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Isreal"
Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A

2013-2014

Kerry Ann Rockquemore"Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career"
Presented by: Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
When: Oct. 3, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: The McGeorge House

Trina Jones"Singlism: Does Bias Against Singles Exist in the Workplace and Should We Care?"
Presented by: Professor Trina Jones, Duke Law School
When: Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Robert AshfordProfessor Robert Ashford, Syracuse Law School
When: Feb. 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

"The Good Lawyer"
Presented by: Professor Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
When: April 2 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

James Hackney"Legal Intellectuals in Conversation"
Presented by: Professor James Hackney, Northeastern School of Law
When: April 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Lawrence SolumOriginalism Seminar
Presented by: Professor Lawrence Solum, Georgetown Law
When: April 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: S20

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